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Olympic diving pool closed, diver says building 'smells like a fart'

Olympic diving pool closed, diver says building 'smells like a fart'

Well here's a bit of bad, albeit humerous, news: The Olympic diving facility is closed for the moning due to water quality issues. And it smells like a fart. 

British diver Tom Daley first shared news of the closing this morning on Twitter. 

Several hours later, an Australian journalist relayed this delightfully descriptive quote from one of the athletes. 

The whole building smells like a fart. Really puts you there, doesn't it? And remarkable given the fact that it's an open-air venue. 

Olfactory imagination aside, the diving pool's water quality has been under scrutiny for several days owing to the fact that it's bright green. Emerald almost. 

An algal bloom was pegged as the problem. Treatments to increase the alkalinity should remedy the issue, but the pool water must be still in order for them to work. 

That's the explanation that the Rio Olympics Twitter account gave Daley for the closure. And it'll cost divers their morning practice session. 

According to NBCOlympics.com, the center is slated to reopen at noon and will host the preliminary of the women's individual 3m springboard at 2:30 p.m. as originally scheduled. 

Officials have insisted the kale juice hue poses no risk to the athletes. But what about their noses? 

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In the Loop: Jared Goff's mini putting green, Ryan Garcia's powerful punch and Jonathan Bernier's baby weights

In the Loop: Jared Goff's mini putting green, Ryan Garcia's powerful punch and Jonathan Bernier's baby weights

Keeping you in the loop with some of the best sports moments on social media from some of your favorite athletes.  

First up in Sunday’s round-up, Rams quarterback Jared Goff is getting his golf reps in even at home. He set up this mini putting green in his house and made an impressive shot. I wonder how many tries this took him?  

 

Next up, professional boxer Ryan Garcia knocks the gloves straight off his trainer while working out inside. I’m just glad that I’m not the trainer who had to take the heat of those punches!  

 

Finally, Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier gets a workout in courtesy of his kids. Turn the sound on for the video to hear his sons loving every minute of this exercise!  

 

The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

First up in Saturday's round-up of the best sports moments on the internet, everyone is trying to stick to as normal of a routine as they can while at home. Quarantine wasn’t going to keep Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” away from his “cheat day”. Have you ever seen french toast this big in your life? 


Next up, the Watt brothers have been staying in shape working out together and they even have a football field coming soon. Check out JJ Watt painting the lines. He says he has a new respect for groundskeepers now. The stage is set for the Watt brothers!


Finally, no bullpen, no problem! Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman sets up a makeshift bullpen on his boat dock and it even has a mound. Now that is a beautiful place to get your reps in! 

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